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Novi Sad – The Serbian Athens
March 8, 2012
Novi Sad – The Serbian Athens

Known as the Serbian Athens, Novi Sad has been built, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries and is an interesting mixture of old Serbian cultural heritage, Austro-Hungarian architecture and scenic beauty. The city sits on the banks of the Danube River. It is surrounded by fertile farms and vineyards and framed with hills in the [...]

Interesting Things To Do in South Africa
January 9, 2012
Interesting Things To Do in South Africa

Wondering what to see in South Africa and feeling adventurous? Interested in wandering a little ways off the beaten track and exploring some of the less well known, but just as interesting things to do in South Africa? This great country is home to a bewildering array of things you simply can’t see anywhere else, including interesting exhibits, amazing food, bizarre activities and sporting spectaculars. Here’s our guide to a few of the Rainbow Nation’s unique treats:

Zadar – Croatia's Most Underrated City
January 5, 2012
Zadar – Croatia's Most Underrated City

Zadar is an important Croatian coastal city that has undergone a startling revival in recent years. The musical steps on the waterfront are interesting and express the important relationship this walled city has with the sea. One of the many interesting sights includes the Crvka Sv Donata, Church of Saint Donat, which is thought of [...]

Lake Orta, Italy – A Place for Sublime Moments
December 9, 2011
Lake Orta, Italy – A Place for Sublime Moments

One of the smallest and least known of Italy’s sub-alpine lakes, Lake Orta lies to the west of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. This little jewel, just eight miles long and less than two miles wide, has an atmosphere that is peaceful, relaxing and a far cry from the chaos of the cities. Orta is [...]

Cesky Krumlov – A Fascinating Medieval Town
November 1, 2011
Cesky Krumlov – A Fascinating Medieval Town

Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic is a picturesque medieval town that dates back to the 13th century and is straight out of a fairytale. Its name means ‘crooked meadow’ which is befitting as the town is nestled in a sharp bend of the Vltava River. It also comes complete with a castle on a [...]

Cudillero, Spain – A Coastal Village Off the Beaten Path
April 19, 2011
Cudillero, Spain – A Coastal Village Off the Beaten Path

Cudillero is a small fishing village in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain. I arrived in Cudillero on a sunny morning and was dropped off at the Hotel Casona de la Paca. The immaculate old villa was built by emigrants who returned to Spain after becoming wealthy in the Americas, known as “indianos.”  After [...]

Unique Caribbean Island Escapes
December 2, 2009
Unique Caribbean Island Escapes

Thinking about going someplace warm this winter? I certainly am after digging out my winter coat and scarf this morning to brave the weather of the northeastern U.S. Now is the time of year when the majority of our daily requests include the phrase: “I wanna go someplace warm, but not like Cancun or anything [...]

Vieques – Small Island Life
October 20, 2009
Vieques – Small Island Life

Vieques is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico located six miles east of the main island of Puerto Rico. For over sixty years the island was closed off and used as a major U.S. naval base. As a result, the island remained undeveloped for tourism. Now its key attraction, the sleepy, unspoiled island with its deserted [...]

Off the Beaten Path Caribbean – Saba
October 16, 2009
Off the Beaten Path Caribbean – Saba

Those seeking to travel to someplace warm and truly unique can still find hidden and relatively untouched Caribbean islands that offer their own unique style. One of our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations located in the Caribbean is the island of Saba. Accessible from St. Martin via a fifteen minute plane ride or an hour and a [...]

Five Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in Mexico
September 23, 2009
Five Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in Mexico

Mexico is traveled to by people from all parts of the world, yet most tourists miss many of its best spots. It is a large and diverse country with much to offer. In my opinion, all of the least desirable spots get seen by the most “gringos”, such as the tourist havens and, especially, the [...]

Ten Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in Europe
July 21, 2009
Ten Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in Europe

Have you already seen London, Paris, Rome and other popular tourist destinations throughout Europe? Are you looking to visit smaller and lesser known cities, towns and villages? From the west coast of Ireland to the mysterious landscapes of central eastern Europe, we have picked 10 of our favorite destinations throughout Europe which are off the beaten path. Visit for yourself and you’ll be pleased with what you discover.